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Andy Katz, NCAA.com Correspondent | August 22, 2019

Vote for the college basketball team of the decade in this 64-deep bracket

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College basketball has produced traditional power champions while also giving us plenty of new teams to track into the Final Four over the past decade.

That’s the beauty of the sport. The predictable teams have been in play, but the chase for the championship hasn’t been limited to multiple-bid conferences.

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We wondered — who are the best teams over the past decade? We want you, the fans, to decide. I’ve got a 64-team bracket of programs from the past decade, starting with the 2010 NCAA tournament (won by Duke over Butler) and concluding with the 2019 champion Virginia Cavaliers.

I seeded the bracket with an emphasis on teams that won a title, reached one or multiple Final Fours and other NCAA tournament success. Each squad in my 64-team bracket will be represented by an all-star collection of players from this decade. Follow the voting on Twitter as the players and matchups are revealed. There will be plenty to debate over how the teams were seeded (isn’t there always!), which players were selected and how they were bracketed.

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Team of the Decade bracket

That’s what we want — a bracket to digest and then help advance toward a champion. This can work only with your help. 

Just like March Madness, the winner will be decided after a six-round, single-elimination tournament. The primary voting will be conducted on the @MarchMadness Twitter account using 2-day polls beginning Monday, Aug. 5. The Final Four and national championship polls will be extended to three days. The team with the most fan votes in each poll will advance to the next round. Voting will also take place in March Madness Instagram & Facebook Stories. Those results will serve as a tiebreaker if the Twitter results are tied.

Voting schedule:
Aug. 5: Round 1 — 4 polls per day
Aug. 15: Round 2 — 4 polls per day
Aug. 21: Sweet 16 — 2 polls per day
Aug. 27: Elite 8 — 2 polls per day
Aug. 31: Final Four — 2 polls per day
Sept. 3: National Championship
Sept. 6: Winner Announced

Monday, Aug. 5

No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 16 UMBC | Villanova advances
No. 8 Kansas State vs. No. 9 Tennessee | Tennessee advances
No. 5 Ohio State vs. No. 12 Saint Mary's | Ohio State advances
No. 4 Florida vs. No. 13 BYU | Florida advances

Tuesday, Aug. 6

No. 3 Michigan vs. No. 14 Creighton | Michigan advances
No. 6 Loyola Chicago vs. No. 11 Arkansas | Loyola Chicago advances
No. 7 VCU vs. No. 10 Indiana | Indiana advances
No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. 15 UCF |Michigan State advances

Wednesday, Aug. 7

No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 16 New Mexico State | Kentucky advances
No. 8 Florida State vs. No. 9 Texas | Texas Advances
No. 5 Oklahoma vs. No. 12 Dayton | Oklahoma advances 
No. 4 Syracuse vs. No. 13 Seton Hall |Syracuse advances

Thursday, Aug. 8

No. 3 Wisconsin vs. No. 14 Houston | Wisconsin advances
No. 6 Wichita State vs. No. 11 NC State | Wichita State advances
No. 7 Baylor vs. No. 10 Maryland | Maryland advances
No. 2 North Carolina vs. No. 15 Oklahoma State | North Carolina advances

Friday, Aug. 9

No. 1 Duke vs. No. 16 Murray State | Duke advances
No. 8 Xavier vs. No. 9 Texas A&M | Xavier advances
No. 5 West Virginia vs. No. 12 Providence | West Virginia advances
No. 4 Texas Tech vs. No. 13 Marquette | Marquette advances

Saturday, Aug. 10

No. 3 Butler vs. No. 14 Northwestern | Butler advances
No. 6 South Carolina vs. No. 11 Iowa State | Iowa State advances
No. 7 Purdue vs. No. 10 Cincinnati | Purdue advances
No. 2 Louisville vs. No. 15 Virginia Tech | Louisville advances

Sunday, Aug. 11

No. 1 UConn vs. No. 16 Belmont | UConn advances
No. 8 Notre Dame vs. No. 9 UCLA | UCLA advances
No. 5 Auburn vs. No. 12 Pitt | Auburn advances
No. 4 Gonzaga vs. No. 13 Nevada | Gonzaga advances

Monday, Aug. 12

No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 14 San Diego State | Kansas advances
No. 6 Oregon vs. No. 11 Miami | Oregon advances
No. 7 Arizona vs. No. 10 LSU | Arizona advances
No. 2 Virginia vs. No. 15 Washington | Virginia advances

Thursday, Aug. 15

No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 9 Tennessee | Tennessee advances
No. 4 Florida vs. No. 5 Ohio State | Ohio State advances
No. 3 Michigan vs. No. 6 Loyola Chicago | Michigan advances
No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. 10 Indiana | Michigan State advances

Friday, Aug. 16

No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 9 Texas | Kentucky advances
No. 4 Syracuse vs. No. 5 Oklahoma | Oklahoma advances
No. 3 Wisconsin vs. No. 6 Wichita State | Wisconsin advances
No. 2 North Carolina vs. No. 10 Maryland | North Carolina advances 

Saturday, Aug. 17

No. 1 Duke vs. No. 8 Xavier | Duke advances 
No. 5 West Virginia vs. No. 13 Marquette | Marquette advances
No. 3 Butler vs. No. 11 Iowa State | Butler advances
No. 2 Louisville vs. No. 7 Purdue | Purdue advances

Sunday, Aug. 18

No. 1 UConn vs. No. 9 UCLA | UConn advances
No. 4 Gonzaga vs. No. 5 Auburn | Gonzaga advances
No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 6 Oregon | Kansas advances
No. 2 Virginia vs. No. 7 Arizona | Virginia advances

Wednesday, Aug. 21

No. 5 Ohio State vs. No. 9 Tennessee | Vote now
No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. 3 Michigan | Vote now

Thursday, Aug. 22

No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 5 Oklahoma | Vote now 
No. 2 North Carolina vs. No. 3 Wisconsin | Vote now

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